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ATM hackers skim $3.3 million from 200 customers
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:09:31 -0600 (CST)
By Tim Damos
BARABOO -- An ATM machine hacking scheme that affected 200 Bank of Prairie du
Sac customers was part of a wider-ranging fraud that has “skimmed” at least
$3.3 million from U.S. debit card users and drawn the attention of the Secret
Sauk County District Attorney Kevin Calkins has filed felony identity theft
charges against Mihai Vasile Bandura, a 39-year-old man who authorities believe
is from Romania and may already have left the country, or is in the process of
A Sauk County judge has authorized a warrant for Bandura’s arrest.
In November, Bank of Prairie du Sac Senior Vice President Roxi Maier contacted
the Sauk Prairie Police Department to report that numerous customers had
noticed unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts at ATMs in Milwaukee,
Racine and Chicago.
Police suspect the scam artists placed a “skimming device” on the bank’s ATM at
the Sentry Food Store in Prairie du Sac and used it to collect customers’ card
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